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Jesse Owens: Fastest Man Alive

Author: Velasquez, Eric (Ilt)
Weatherford, Carole Boston

Publisher: Walker & Company

List Price:$16.95
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Jesse Owens: Fastest Man Alive : In 1936, America was years away from war with Nazi Germany. But long before the first battle of World War II, a starter's gun fired the first shot in our battle against the Nazis. Adolf Hitler viewed the 1936 Berlin Olympics as a chance to show the superiority of the German race over the rest of the world. He never expected that an American, let alone a black American, would dash his dreams. Jesse Owens grew up during an age when segregation laws forced him to eat at separate restaurants and stay at different hotels. But Jesse never let it slow him down while setting world records and winning a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. Once in Berlin, the triumph of Jesse's will helped him run through any barrier, winning not only Olympic gold, but countless fans.

Category   Subject
Children Nonfiction   Sports & Recreation

ISBN 13:9780802795502
ISBN 10:0802795501
Size:10.10" l x 10.10" w x 0.50" h
Ages: 8 - 12
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